With the rising popularity of the smartphone, landline phones have gone by the wayside. In fact, I am a part of a generation who has never had her own landline phone – I’ve always had a cellphone instead. However, there are a few limitations of smartphones that can be frustrating. For starters, they run on batteries, and the more features we pack into them, the faster those batteries get drained. Also, they’re reliant on the fact that you have a strong cellular signal. If you live in an area with spotty coverage, it can get really frustrating trying to find that perfect spot in your house to talk on the phone.
Motorola (the company that probably made your cellphone, too) has a unique new solution available at your local RadioShack store – the Motorola L512BT Cordless Phone with Bluetooth. This device looks and acts just like a regular landline phone, complete with a second base station and handset, built-in digital answering machine, and more. What makes it stand out, though, is the built-in Bluetooth connectivity, which allows you to use these handsets with your cell phone!
First, you connect the system to your cellphone via Bluetooth (just the first time – it’ll automatically connect after that). Then, simply place your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices next to the base (within 2ft to avoid interruption) and then make yourself at home. When a call comes in, it will ring on the cordless handsets, as well as on your cellphone. This allows you to charge your cellphone, walk away and still be able to make and receive calls using the cordless handsets. It also allows you to keep the home phone experience without having to pay the landline cost, especially since landline phones tend to have bigger buttons that are easier to use.
It also provides flexibility for wireless reception, which can really be a lifesaver. Nearly everyone can think of a place where you do not receive service and a place where you receive great service in your house! The Motorola L512BT Cordless Phone with Bluetooth solves this by letting you simply place the base (and your cellphone) at the most optimal place of service and then have freedom to receive phone calls anywhere in the house. It’s almost like having a signal booster right there in your house.
The Motorola Cordless Phone with Bluetooth also has some of the same conveniences of a landline. It comes with a digital answering machine and speakerphone, just like you’ve come to expect. It also offers speed dial, and you can connect up to 5 handsets, to easily extend your coverage throughout the entire house!
You can use our Store Locator to easily find a RadioShack store near you and check the Motorola L512BT Cordless Phone with Bluetooth out for yourself! Don’t forget to pick up a new Bluetooth-enabled cellphone, too – we have a huge selection of options including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Tracphone, Boost Mobile, and more.
Now that we have you excited, Leave a comment below to tell us what YOU think is the coolest feature of the Motorola L512BT Cordless Phone with Bluetooth! We’ll pick a few random comments to win one!
UPDATE 11/2/11 – Thank you to Jeremiah, Robert, and Jason for your comments! We would like to send you something special! We will contact you via email to arrange shipment.